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VOLUME XXI THE FAIR. Theßlagest and Best In theHistorv ' of the Valiev Will Be Held Here on Aueuat 20-3 1 . The Hixth annual fair of the Prow era County Fair Association will be ' hehi on August 29, 30 and 31, and will be the best ever held in the valley anywhere. The people of Prowers and Bent counties have enjoyed the most pros perous season in the agricultural history of the valley, and are just in humor to lay off for a few days from hard work and enjoy the big program of amusements which the Association has prepared for their entertainment. There has never been a more varied or more attractive program iu all lines presented to our people and they have earned a vacation and the means to eujoy it. The displays in all lines will be of the finest and the racing card will b» better than usual, and will provide especially for local horses. There will be cowboy relay races each day and a one mile relay foot race for teams from the valley. A farmers’ wagon race will also be a feature. A baseball tournament, between the Holly aud Las Animas teams will be held on the three mornings of the fair at the grounds and will be for a purse of $l5O. Another attractive feature of the morning will be a balloon race, the first ever held in the yalley. It will be a thrilling and highly entertaining sight. The Western Amusement Com pany will give a street carnival all during the fair week. Each evening will be filled with interesting and attractive features, and the well known motto of the Prowers County Fair, “ Something doing all the time,” will be carried out literally. One night will be given over to a big mask carnival. The Santa Fe railroad has made a rate of one fare for the round trip from all poiuts on the road, which will give everybody iu the valley an opportunity to see the greatest fair ever held in this aeotion. Gordon. We publish this week the adver tisement of the new town of Gordon, located in the northwest part of Prowers county. The townsite com pany is composed of citizens of that locality and all are interested in the success of the town. It is well lo cated for a good local trading point, and its prospect is very promising. Last Excursion. The last of the Santa Fe’a sum mer excursions for 1900, will be run on Sunday, August 19, to the fa mous Green Mountain Falls on the Colorado Midland lty. The train will leave Lamar at 5:25 a. m., and arrive at the falls at noon. Return ing will leave the Falls at 5:00 p. in Fare for the round trip from Lamar will be $3 75. This has always proved the most delightful of the summer excursions in Colorado and is sure to be well patrouized. Speltz. The speltz crop this year is going to prove the biggest record breaker of all the grain crops. The reports coming in from the threshing outfits show some phenomenal results, aud the lowest crop yet reported was a little over 70 bushels to the acre. Yields of 90 to 100 bushels are com mon and there are some fields run ning considerably over tiie 100 buahel mark As the grain is fully equal to corn for feeding purposes, the crop will be of immense value. Brooks Not a Candidate. In a letter to Chairman Fairley, published yesterday in the Denver Republican, Representative Brooks finally announces his decision not to be a candidate for renomination. Mr. Brooks states that his reasons “are purely personal and of a busi ness nature.” Mr. Brooks’ decision to keep out of the coming contest will be a mat ter of regret not only to the republi can party, but to all of the people of the state, for in the three years of bis service he has made a record of usefulness unequaled by any other Colorado congressman. It is' only simple truth and justice to say that in this period he has accomplished more work of permanent value to his state than all the rest of the Colorado delegation, in both house and senate, combined. Only results The Lamar Register YOU AUTO Trade with yggr“ McLEAN BROTHERS \ Reliable Druggists, Jewelers and Stationers —■ i Prescriptions Compounded by Registered Pharmacists only We have a First. Class Jeweler and only Graduate Optician in Lamar * n charge of our Jewelry and Optical Department. * PHONE NO. 122 BLACK mXAN BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers count, and in the face of the results achieved by Mr. Brooks, partisan and other differences are matters of small moment. Even bia democratic opponents are united in according him the high credit due for his per formance. A state can only build up a strong delegation in congress by keeping there indefinitely the men who, after trial, show real fitness. Mr. Brooks bus stood the test of three years and has proven himself worthy, and for the good of the state it is sincerely to be regretted that he has declined to be a candidate for another term. — Colorado Springs Gazette. A Bisg Convention. A meeting of the republican state central committee has been called by the chairman for August 25th to fix the time and place and basis of repre sentation for the state convention. The basis will likely be one delegate for each 150 votes cast for Governor Peabody at the last state election 1 hat will make a big convention — nearly nine hundred delegates. The republicans have the initiative, and can afford to get into the.field early. They have made a good record in office —no state administra tion has made a better one. They are now united and enthnsirstic. The clouds have already rolled by. The sun of harmony ia shining. With the splendid record made by the republican president aud con gress, aud the-prominent part taken in it by the republican represents ttves in congress from thia state, there should be no difficulty in elect ing three republicans to help the president some more, and a legisla ture that will send a republican also to the senate. —Ex. May Valley. The threshing of grain is progress ing without interruption aud the yields continue above all expecta tions. The Heath boys threshed 360 bushels from a six-acre field. Two other fields averaged 40 bushels per acre. Miss’ Lulu Perdue returned last week from Syracuse where she had been visiting friends. Jessie Davis is busy caring for the great crop on the Stone farm, not Strain, as it read in recent items. Mr. Israel Heath has been em ployed by the school board to teach the coming term of sohool in May Valley, and a most satisfactory term is assured. Harve Kaufman threshed 1,800 bushels of wheat for Volney Lyvere last Saturday, the biggest day’s run heard from this year. Mr. Lyvere has several thousand bushels of grain this year, and probably the largest general crop of any individual tarmer in the county. Now let every farmer, gardner and fruit grower get to work and make a display of the beet of bia products OFriSIAIj ITEUrSPiPER OX- PMO-JJ-EE3 COtTUTT % LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 15. 1906, 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register Of August 7, 1880 L. F. in a member of a Kansan party that came up overland and are now encamped in town. The Bank of Lamar, the first banking institution in the town, was opened on Auguat lltb, with tine equipment. (i M. Magill, proprietor of the Englewood Chief and Cimmarron Jacksonian, was iu town this week and made arrangements to start a domocratic paper on September 1st. A movement was on foot to build a church but the Register seemed to favor a school house first. A Harden City man who bought $700 worth of lots at the town sale, at this date—00 days later —sold out for $5,(XX). The postofiice fixtures had just ar rived and Postmaster Decker hoped to have them installed m a few days. at the coming Prowers couuty fair. We are so fortunate as to be farming the best soil under the best canals in the best couuty in the state and let’s all get together and show ’em the truth of this statement by bringing it in, and proving the assertion. Frank Lay is tearing down his old barns and graneries and building larger ones in order to house the grain, hay and stock of one of the great producing faims of the north side. Right Sort of Talk. If Denver chooses to become feverish, it does not follow that Colorado Springs, or Pueblo, or Leadville should be excited. One Denver is enough for any state. Tbe capital of Colorado is con stantly iu tbe limelight and in a most unsavory way. We may all wish that Denver, instead of being the abode of perpetual politics, would sometimes get into the public prints as a city of peace aud plenty, of progress aud prosperity whose citizens would be able to get some thing else than politics for a diet, morning, noon aud night, aud where construction aud not destruction would be tbe order of the day. Failing in this, let us see to it that the rest of the state is not involved in the quarrel Our business is to keep clean our own door yard, to take advantage of every natural re source that we have, to stimulate our commercial enterprises along all lines, aud to make of Colorado a great manufacturing aud agricul tural state, of which we shall all be contented and prosperous citizens. — Colorado Springs Telegram. The fair season in Colorado will open on August 29 witb tbe big fair of tbe Prowers County Fair Associa tion. In this case the best will come first. Everybody should attend. ANNOUNCEMENTS. * Sheriff The undersigned desires to announce himself as a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Prowers couuty, Colorado, subject to the action of the republican county convention. O. A. Watson, j The Best Farm Insurance on Earth THE CONTINENTAL INSURANCE CO. Of New York 53 years old. Assets $16,384,000. CeprfM aud Surplus $9,425,000. Low rates. Losses promptly paid. Insures all kinds of farm property. Your business so licited. A. L. Beavers Lamar, (Solo. Gordon, Colorado, is situated on the lines of the Holly & Swink and Arkansas Valley Railroads. It is 1" miles from Lamar, fio miles from Swink and lf» miles from Holly, Colorado. Tributary to the NEW TOWN is an extremely rich agricultural.district, that of BIC BEND, a country famed in the ARKANSAS VALLEY as exceptionally rich and productive It is confidently expected that within a year a large Beet Sugar Factory will be located at this point The townsite company is made up of it number of representative citizens of the vicinity ami busines firms of the town are assured of loyal support There is immediate need »f a grocery or general store, a hardware store, a lumber yard an implement store, u bank, a blacksmith shop, and a shoe and harness shop. For further particulars address J. K. STEVENSON, Sec., or W. E. MARTIN R. F. D. No. 2, Lamar, Colorado. EVERETT & CHURCH Dealers In crocerTes QUEENSWARE AND FURNISHINGS % Sole Agents for the Celebrated i®' "QUEEN QUALITY” Shoes We also carry a large stock of other makes. When yon need anything in footwear, remember we have them. Postal Sigar Stand Located in the Opera House Barber Shop Handles 90 Different Kinds Sole agents for all styles Chancellors, Lawrence Barrett, La Confesion, and Key West Queen, best 5c Cigar un earth. Special Rates by the Box Also a full line of SNUKINti and CHEWING TOBACCOS Come in see ns Try Carley’s Cough Cure LAMAR, COLORADO Monday Night Only rt August Cr\J COB.. MAIN AND ELM W. I. Swain's $30,000.00 Tented Production “JESSE JAMES” Wild Western Historical Life in Reality. The Plot of this Sensational and Instructive Production is based upon the life of the- most Interesting Character American History has furnished. Spacious Rain Proof Pavilion, Especially Constructed for ' the Housing of this Gigantic Novel Entertainment Comedy, Realism, Sensationalism, Comedians, Cowboys, Indians, Mexicans **y"At night only, rain or shine. No Disappointment. Doors open at 7 p, m. Show begins at 8 o’clock sharp. PRICE OF ADMISSIN RE. DUCED FOR THIS DAY ONLY Wurth fining Miles to See. Be there. If Laughing Hurts You Stay Away. 8 Pages NUMBER 10.